I am writing you to inform you about your institution’s position in the URAP 2020-2021 World University Rankings. Attached please find a certificate documenting your institution’s’ position in the world and regional rankings. You can find further details about URAP at www.urapcenter.org
The URAP ranking system’s focus is on academic quality. Since 2009 URAP annually gathers data about 4,000 Higher Education Institutions (HEI) with highest number of publications to rank them by their academic performance. The overall score of each HEI is based upon its performance over several indicators, which are described below. Once initial processing of the raw data for the 4,000 HEIs is completed, the top 3,000 of them are scored. Therefore, URAP covers approximately 10% of all HEIs in the world, which makes it one of the most comprehensive university ranking systems in the world.
URAP ranking is completely based on objective data obtained from reliable bibliometric sources. The ranking of Top 3,000 world universities is based on 6 academic performance indicators. Since URAP is an academic performance-based ranking, publications constitute the basis of the ranking methodology. Both quality and quantity of publications and international research collaboration performance are used as indicators. The indicators, the data sources, and the duration of coverage are summarized in the table below.
|Article||Current Scientific Productivity||2019||InCites|
|Total Documents||Scientific Productivity||2015-2019||InCites|
|Article Impact Total||Research Quality||2015-2019||InCites|
|Citation Impact Total||Research Quality||2015-2019||InCites|
|International Collaboration||International Acceptance||2015-2019||InCites|
The goal of the URAP Ranking System is not to label world universities as best or worst. Our intention is to help universities identify potential areas of progress with respect to specific academic performance indicators. Similar to other ranking systems, the URAP system is neither exhaustive nor definitive, and is open to new ideas and improvements.
The current ranking system will be continuously upgraded based on our ongoing research and the feedback / suggestions of your institution. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you notice any incorrect information about your Institution in the URAP webpage.